Messi and Mathieu during training on Friday / MIGUEL RUIZ- FCB

The Barça coach put the finishing touches to the team’s preparations for the game against a team who have caused the blaugranes problems in recent meetings. The team will travel to Andalusia on Friday and they are scheduled to arrive in Málaga around 8.45pm CET.

Following the last training session ahead of the game against Málaga, Luis Enrique has announced the 18 man list for the league clash on Saturday in Andalusia. The blaugrana squad will travel down to the south of Spain on Friday with kick off on Saturday at 4.00pm CET.

Leo Messi, Luis Suárez and Jérémy Mathieu return to the squad after missing the Copa del Rey game in midweek against Athletic. However, Neymar is missing due to a hamstring problem. Tests carried out have discounted any notable problem in the area and the Brazilian’s recovery will dictate when he can return. He will not be the only player missing as Rafinha and Jordi Alba are still out injury and Gerard Piqué will be missing due to suspension.

The list of 18 players for Málaga is the following: Bravo, Ter Stegen, Rakitic, Sergio, Dani Alves, Arda Turan, A.Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Mascherano, Bartra, Munir, Sandro, Sergi Roberto, Adriano, Aleix Vidal, Vermaelen and Mathieu.

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